Kaiteriteri Beach

One of South Island’s best beaches, Kaiteriteri Beach stuns even hardened travellers with its combination of orange-yellow sand, curving crescent shape, and surrounding tree-clad promontories.

Just 15 minutes from Motueka, its usually extremely calm waters act as a gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, with boats, water taxis and even sea kayaking outfits all providing the means for visitors to explore this national treasure for themselves.

As a result, Kaiteriteri has accommodation options that suit all budgets. The beach itself boasts a large campsite with 400 powered pitches, with additional lodges, motels, and hotels in Kaiteriteri town.

A great destination for families, not only are the waters of the beach suitable for young paddlers, but there is a playground right across the road from the beach, public barbeque areas, and a mini-golf adventure which is sure to set any holiday off with a bang if not a hole in one.

If you’re looking to get a little more active, Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park has marked routes for all abilities, while offering views towards the National Park. And if you’re looking to relax, both the sunrises and sunsets at Kaiteriteri Beach are acclaimed far and wide.

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2022-11-28 07:00:00

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